Revolver has teamed with Ministry for an exclusive "bone" vinyl variant of their new album, Moral Hygiene. It's limited to 300 — order your copy now!
Last week, industrial-metal icons Ministry announced that their new and 15th album, Moral Hygiene, will drop on October 1st (via Nuclear Blast). They shared the news with the debut of the album's first single "Good Trouble."
The seething song was inspired by the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and the activism of late Congressman John Lewis, who passed on July 17th, 2020. Today (July 15) Ministry mainman Al Jourgensen has shared a new "Unity Mix" of "Good Trouble," featuring N.W.A's Arabian Prince and guitarist Cesar Soto.
Jourgensen issued the following statement about the inspiration behind the song: "If you look at the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it took 100 years to actually make the unwritten Jim Crow laws of segregation illegal. And it's now taken another 50 years to bring these issues to the forefront of consciousness again. Seeing the grassroots movements springing up in 2020 and continuing today, coupled with the legacy and loss of John Lewis, I thought it was time to put a voice to that. Human beings deserve the right to be human beings and seeing this massive groundswell fighting for equal rights inspired this song."
"Working with Al is always a blast, but this song is special as the powerful message must be magnified and spread across the globe," added Arabian Prince. "Just to read the words of John Lewis on video will be something I will remember forever. Thanks Al for allowing me to bless this song."
"All the riffs that you hear in 'Good Trouble' were inspired by a reconnection that I've had not only with myself, but a reconnection with the universe through sobriety," said Cesar Soto. "Mix that with a country that was falling apart during a pandemic, and a home studio, and you have a winning formula and endless riffs. The song definitely means a lot to me and I can connect with it because I am a product of racial inequality. Being Latino, I've dealt with racism and still deal with racism, so I have a strong connection with the song."
The special "Good Trouble" remix is only available online and will not appear on the upcoming Moral Hygiene release. Moral Hygiene will be available in multiple digital and physical formats, including the Revolver-exclusive "bone" vinyl variant, limited to 300 worldwide. Pre-orders are available now.